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Our 40th Anniversary full colour printed Catalogue is now available! We offer you a unique range of unusual and exciting acoustic and folk instruments from all over the world at great prices. Every item has been chosen to give the best quality at each price level. So give us a call, buy here online, or visit one of our music shops, our staff are friendly and well informed. You pay the same price whether you buy online or in our shops. We do trade-ins, part exchange, appraisals and buy instruments for cash.

  • To give beginners a chance to take up a folk instrument, as well as to provide the best for those who already play.
  • To encourage people to discover and enjoy their own musical heritage & all types of folk music now played in these islands.
  • To help keep music live, by making real acoustic instruments widely available at affordable prices, and sponsoring live events.
  • To encourage people to make music themselves, by taking up a musical instrument. You are never too young or too old to start!
Read our Aims in Full
Hobgoblin Music was founded in 1976 by Mannie and Pete McClelland while searching for a concertina for her to play. Many other interesting instruments came to light and the search grew into a business as they discovered they were not the only ones who wanted to buy folk instruments, but couldn’t find any. read more...
Selected from our Instrument FAQ

DIDGERIDOO

   
Definition: traditionally used by aboriginal people of Northern Australia; an end-blown, straight, natural trumpet, without separate mouthpiece, made from termite hollowed eucalyptus branch, stripped of its outer bark, with beeswax at mouth end.

Introduction: The Didgeridoo(or Didjeridu or Didjeridu) is an instrument native to Austalia. It is a long wooden tube traditionally made from a hollowed out eucalyptus branch. The branch may have been bored out by the activity of termites. The player makes the sound in a similar way to blowing a raspberry or playing a huge tuba. The sound is kept up for a long time and advanced players are able to breath in th...
Read our Other Folk Woodwind FAQ Page or go to the Hobgoblin Instrument Info and FAQ Menu.

A SELECTION OF OUR BEST BRANDS

Ashbury
Atlas
Yamaha
Scarlatti
Blue Moon
Valentino
D'Addario
Hohner
Glenluce
Castagnari
Viking
Cremona
Carvalho
Deering
Blueridge
Serenellini
Tony Dixon
Chieftain
John Pearse
Kentucky
Waltons
Leem
Delgada
Katho
Ernie Ball
Vox
Hercules
Stoney End
Elixir
Takamine
Marshall
Hathway
Dunlop
Simon & Patrick
Stagi
Clarke
Admira
Gitane
Shubb
Martin